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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Third Phase of Galveston Beach Nourishment is Underway

Galveston’s third phase of beach nourishment is underway. The first of up to 1 million cubic yards of sand began pumping Monday. The $19.5 million project will replenish more than three miles of beach along Galveston's seawall between 12th and ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

8th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest this Saturday

This Saturday, January 21st, Yaga’s Entertainment will host the 8th annual Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest event in Downtown Galveston.  Event activities include live music, a washer pitching tournament, a 5K fun run/walk, and mu...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Public Meeting Scheduled for Avenue S & Saladia Street Reconstruction Projects

To aid communications and enhance community engagement, the City of Galveston is encouraging citizens to attend a public meeting Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 6 to 7 PM at Burnet Elementary School to discuss the upcoming rehabilitation of portions of Av...

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Posted on: January 16, 2017

City’s Bond Rating Upgraded Thanks to Strong Operating Performance

On January 11th Fitch Ratings upgraded the City’s general obligation debt rating from “AA-“ to “AA” based on the City’s strong operating performance, solid expenditure flexibility and moderate lo...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Residential Parking Permits Available at the Galveston Police Department

Residents can visit the Galveston Police Department located at 601 54th Street, Galveston, TX on Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm to pick up their residential parking permits. Residents need to bring with them a valid state issued driver's l...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

City Offers New Ways for Customers to Submit & Track Code Enforcement Violations

2017 will see major improvements for Galveston island residents from major infrastructure projects to quality of life additions, but the City’s focus on customer service will remain at the forefront of operations. New enhancements to the online ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Galveston PD Welcomes Eight New Officers To The Department

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On Friday, the Galveston Police Department graduated eight cadets from the its 75th In Service Academy. The cadets completed five arduous weeks of classroom instruction, police driving, firearms training, use of force, ground fighting and physical trainin...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Galveston PD Is Hiring - Register For The Next Civil Service Exam Today!

Galveston PD will be hosting their next Civil Service Exam on February 9th at 8am at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Interested applicants must register to take the exam. For more information and to register online click here!

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City Offers New Ways For Customers To Discuss Their Water Bill With Staff

City Offers New Ways For Customers To Discuss Their Water Bill With Staff

Streamlining the process, focusing on customer service, and educating along the way!

In response to complaints about a lack of communication regarding questions or concerns over water...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

G-TV Now Available for the Greater Houston Area on U-verse

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On Monday December 19, 2016 Galveston’s Municipal Channel, G-TV, went live on AT&T’s U-verse for subscribers. Under channel “99”, residents in the Greater Houston Area are able to select “City of Galve...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Sea Isle Residents: Construction Begins on December 5th In Your Neighborhood

The City of Galveston will begin a drainage project in Sea Isle on December 5th. Crews will begin working on storm drains in the following locations:

  • Ector Drive from South Shelby Drive to North Shelby Drive
  • South Shelby Drive from Ector to Liberty Drive
  • Nor...
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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Reconstruction of 65th and 69th Street Begins September 19th

On Monday, September 19th crews will begin the reconstruction of 65th Street from Heards Lane to Golf Crest and 69th Street from Seawall to Stewart Rd. Much like the projects to reconstruct 43rd and 53rd, the reconstruction of 65th and 69th will include ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City, CenterPoint Energy Upgrading Street Lights to LED

In September of 2015, the City enrolled in CenterPoint Energy’s LED Street Light Conversion Program to upgrade all existing street lights maintained by CenterPoint within Galveston. For the same tariff that the City currently pays, each street light will...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

City Announces Transition to New .GOV Website

The City of Galveston is excited to announce that a number of positive changes to the City’s official communication outlets are currently underway to better connect with the community. Over the next twelve months, the City will work to transition from ci...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Schreiber Park Transforms into State-of-the-Art Playground

With spring fast approaching, Schreiber Park’s renovations are almost complete! Recently the City’s Parks and Recreation Department facilitated the overhaul of this popular park contracting for the installation of all new playground equipment, covered pi...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Protected Left Turn at 51st, Broadway Set for Completion on March 8th

On Monday, February 29th, City crews broke ground preparing for the restriping of Broadway to accommodate a designated turn lane at 51st Street. TxDOT recently approved the City’s request to perform a lane shift and restripe the roadway from 48th Street ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Protected Left Turn at 51st, Broadway Set for Completion on March 8th

On Monday, February 29th, City crews broke ground preparing for the restriping of Broadway to accommodate a designated turn lane at 51st Street. TxDOT recently approved the City’s request to perform a lane shift and restripe the roadway from 48th Street ...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Public Hearing on Land Use Assumptions, CIP for Impact Fees

On February 25th, a public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for citizens to share their thoughts on the Land Use Assumptions and the proposed Capital Improvements Plan for Impact Fees. In 2015, the City contracted Kiml...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Grand Opening of Transit Terminal Set for February 24th

Recently the City and the Port of Galveston completed construction of the new Galveston Transit Terminal conveniently located in the heart of Downtown at 25th Street and Strand. This project offers additional parking spaces for Downtown as well as three ...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

City’s Residential Sidewalk, Curb Program Facilitates Repair, Replacement

Galveston City Council recently approved the Sidewalk and Curb Repair Program, introducing an additional initiative supporting Island-wide beautification. This public-private partnership allows property owners to repair or replace sidewalks and curbs alo...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

City Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative Underway

The City recently launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative, a multi-departmental program structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overview of the most common code compliance infractions in an effort t...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

City Launches Beautification, Voluntary Code Compliance Initiative

To further ongoing beautification and code compliance efforts, the City has launched the Beautification and Code Compliance Initiative. This multi-departmental program is structured to provide residents, business owners, and property owners with an overv...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

City, GITC Restore Tree Canopy on Galveston’s Historic Broadway

After Hurricane Ike made landfall in 2008, approximately forty thousand trees were lost Island-wide with over six hundred live oak and palm trees lost along Galveston’s historic Broadway alone. Partnering with the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy (GITC)...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Further Beautification of IH45, 61st Street, & Harborside Now Underway

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(GALVESTON, TX) February 5, 2015 – In March of 2015, the City partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to supplement its mowing and litter control program, thereby enhancing three TxDOT roadways that serve as key gateways: IH45, 61st ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Register for the New “One Call Reaches All” Notification System

The City of Galveston has implemented a new One Call Reaches All emergency notification system designed to effectively reach its citizens. This new system will provide all users not only with the ability to opt-in to receive a phone call, a text message,...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

City Switches to New Credit Card Processor, Savings Passed to Customers

The City has made the switch to a new credit card processor and is passing the savings on to customers! Effective February 1st, customers who elect to pay their utility bill online will no longer have to pay a convenience fee. Customers who were previou...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Galveston Invited to Participate in US-Japan Grassroots Exchange

Galveston leaders of local grassroots/nonprofit organizations, local government groups, and business groups involved in post-disaster community rebuilding have been invited to partake in a three-year dialogue and travel exchange project. Five delegates f...Read on...